UW News

April 8, 2010

Maria Larionoff, Robin McCabe team up for concert April 11

Maria Larionoff, concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and Robin McCabe, pianist and UW professor, will present sonatas by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Franck in a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11 in Brechemin Auditorium. Program selections include Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Violin in G Major, Opus 30, No. 3; Prokofiev’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, Opus 94a; and Franck’s Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major. This concert is the final installment of the 2009-10 Barry Lieberman & Friends series.

A Loomis Scholarship Award winner at the prestigious Juilliard School, Larionoff was a student of Dorothy DeLay, and, upon graduating, was invited by the esteemed Maestro Carlo Maria Giulini to join the violin section of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She currently serves as concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony, where she has been featured as a soloist on numerous occasions. Her unusual versatility as a violist as well as a violinist has led to invitations at many chamber music festivals.

McCabe, a Puyallup native, earned her bachelor of music degree summa cum laude at the University of Washington School of Music, where she studied with Bela Siki, and her master’s and doctoral degrees at the Juilliard School of Music, where she studied with Rudolf Firkusny. She joined the Juilliard faculty in 1978, then returned to the UW in 1987 to accept a position on the piano faculty. In 1994 McCabe was appointed director of the School of Music, and served in that position for 15 years. She continues to teach as professor of piano and head of the school’s keyboard division, and was one of two Ruth Sutton Waters Professors of Music for 2002-05. In addition, McCabe is a persuasive arts ambassador and advocate for arts audience development, addressing arts organizations across the country on a regular basis.

Tickets for the concert are $10, cash or check at the door. For more information, call 206-685-8384 or online at www.music.washington.edu.